Pronounced: muh-TOOT-en-el (alt: muh-TYOOT-en-el), adj
Notes: I don’t think I’ve heard this word
The word mimsy means “prim; feeble; affected”
This word was created in the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
This word was coined by Lewis Carroll in a poem he published in his periodical Mischmasch. An expanded version of this poem appeared in Through the Looking-Glass as Jabberwocky. I think I’ve read Jabberwocky, but I didn’t recall this word. It is thought that our word is a combination of slimy and lithe.